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Vidya Herbs responds to female health concerns by not only addressing the premenstrual syndrome and menopausal disorders, but also the problems of weight, skin aging, urinary disorders, calcium supplementation.
Our Indian roots draw inspiration from traditional Ayurvedic medicine, based on the hundreds of years of expertise in helping women during every stage of their lives.
As many people are aware, curcumin is extracted from turmeric roots. Curcumin is known to benefit people of all ages for joint, cardiovascular, digestive and cognitive problems and much more. In terms of needs or disorders more specifically female, curcumin or turmeric provide relief in premenstrual disorders as demonstrated by Khayat et al, in a randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled trial including 70 subjects equally distributed between verum and placebo groups. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of psychological, physical and behavioural changes that affect the quality of women’s life. The authors of the study demonstrated that the total severity of the PMS score was significantly reduced with the use of curcumin. Interestingly, Cubeddu et al explained that in women with PMS, plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), followed a decreasing trend during the ovarian cycle, in opposition to the increasing trend observed in women without PMS. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Fanaei et al3 showed that beneficial effects of curcumin may be mediated through enhancing serum BDNF levels in women with PMS, confirming the neuroprotective effects of curcumin and its ability to increase BDNF levels.
This article is available in full in the IFT 2019 issue of Nutraceuticals Now